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Second woman judge of Supreme Court takes oath

ISLAMABAD: Justice Musarrat Hilali on Friday took oath as Supreme Court of Pakistan judge. She is the second woman to become a judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial administered the oath to Justice Hilali at a ceremony attended by other judges of the apex court, lawyers and officials.

Earlier, Justice Ayesha Malik of Lahore High Court got the distinction of becoming the first woman judge of the Supreme Court.

Last month, the Judicial Commission of Pakistan (JCP) approved the elevation of Peshawar High Court (PHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Justice Musarrat Hilali to the Supreme Court.

Justice Qazi Faez Isa, the senior puisne judge of the Supreme Court, had asked for an immediate meeting of JCP and suggested the names of chief justices of Sindh and Peshawar high courts to fill two vacancies of SC judges.

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